Tuesday 6 November 2012

Cling Film Nails

Hello! That time of year is upon us again where there is little to no sunlight...which leads to me running around the house looking for the best light source to take pictures. I think I need to invest in a lamp or finally make a light box. I have no idea what kind of lamp to buy though. All I know is, English Winter = dull!! 

I decided to try a cling film mani at last (or saran wrap/plastic wrap, whatever you may call it) after seeing how simple it is and how nice the effect can be. 

My base colour is Barry M Turquoise, and the top colour is Barry M Grey. 

They're easy to do. All you need to do is - 

- Prepare a few small balls of scrunched up cling film, one for each nail
- Paint on your first colour and leave to completely dry
- Paint on a coat of your second colour, and immediately dab a ball of cling film all over your nail, picking up your second colour as you go. Finish with a top coat to smooth it out.

The result is this water colour/marbled effect.

So pretty! Definitely going to try more colour combinations.



  1. Gorgeous!! I found a tutorial that was different from what you did and it didn't turn out quite the same. Definitely going to try again and try what you did :D

  2. This is very pretty! Really love the colour combo, probably one of my favourites I have seen around.

  3. Amazing! I'm really in love with this colour combination!

  4. Definitely going to try this right now! This is a great combination of colours too! x

  5. What a great colour combination. I own both of these so absolutely must give this a go myself :). I saw on nailasaurus recently that Sam uses a fluorescent desk lamp from Argos for £20 to take indoor pics. It's on my list of things to buy as mine is a little harsh and I'm getting too much glare from the polish bottles. Hope tht helps you a little :)

    1. Thanks Lou! I'll have to try that lamp because it's getting ridiculous!

    2. I realise this was a couple of weeks ago...but that lamp is currently on sale for £15. I'm thinking about getting it myself (I'm in Scotland and it feels like it's dark all the time haha), only worry is that it might be a bit big for my wee table...Would love to know how you get on!

  6. Love this! Need to start trying saran wrap manis haha I keep stalling :P

  7. I feel your pain with the lighting situation. I'm doing a project where I take a photo daily at the moment and it's such a pain to find a decent light source when I come home from work late.

    Gorgeous mani, I really want to try this!

  8. really pretty! i need to try this!

  9. This looks really great. If you find a good daylight bulb/lamp combo let me know please! I've stopped doing my nails during the week - going to work in the dark & coming back in the dark sucks!

  10. that looks really good :) I will have to try this!

  11. Theese are amazing! I can't wait to try this out:)


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